Cleanup on aIsleRL November 9, 2011 2:21 PM   Subscribe

Could we revisit the close-a-proposed-meetup thing on IRL?

I think the last time this was discussed was July and the discussion ended at just let a mod know and they'll kill it on their end.

Since then, several proposed meetups (at least over here in Chicago) have fizzled out. When I was the proposer, I asked pb to close mine up, but now there are meetups hanging out on the sidebar that aren't mine (so pb would probably have to contact the OP to ok it, meaning more mod-side work) and their presence making me twitchy.

Is the best thing to do still to let the mods know? (If so, Chicago needs some work...) Or could we have some sort of button option that the OP of the thread could click to close it up on their end?

Thanks!
posted by phunniemee to Feature Requests at 2:21 PM (40 comments total)

dude...ever since "that" comment, whenever i see something posted by you, i think:

"oh my god...i think she's on the toilet"
posted by hal_c_on at 2:29 PM on November 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm not! Promise! And I only said that because all the other cool kids were saying it. Totally not pooping right now.
posted by phunniemee at 2:30 PM on November 9, 2011


Proposed meetups do fall off the sidebar after a certain amount of time. Sounds like we need to make that a shorter amount of time, perhaps.

As always, the OP can send us a note via the contact form and we can close it up.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:32 PM on November 9, 2011


phunniemee: Totally not pooping right now.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:35 PM on November 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Or could we have some sort of button option that the OP of the thread could click to close it up on their end?

I'm worried that wouldn't actually be used and we'd still be in the same situation. People don't even bother to comment in proposed meetup threads that don't work out. I'm not sure they'd take the time to find a close option.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:36 PM on November 9, 2011


Proposed meetups do fall off the sidebar after a certain amount of time. Sounds like we need to make that a shorter amount of time, perhaps.

Both of these are from mid-October. (One was for Halloween, though, so is obviously not going to happen.) It probably also wouldn't hurt for me to recalibrate my OCD Twitchometer for a longer amount of time.

phunniemee: Totally not pooping right now.

Glad to know I have a following!

posted by phunniemee at 2:37 PM on November 9, 2011


At the next meetup remind me to ask if you're pooping right then.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:37 PM on November 9, 2011


How did this thread turn so quickly into being all about my butt? You guys are so silly. You're supposed to save the lolbutts stuff for Fridays!
posted by phunniemee at 2:39 PM on November 9, 2011


Wait wait wait, you poop with your butt?

That's fucking gross, man.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:40 PM on November 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just took a look. On MetaTalk, proposed meetups are listed for 14 days. On IRL, there are a couple different time periods. In the "Upcoming events near you" sidebar list, they are listed for 1 month past the posted date. In the "Proposed Meetups" sidebar list they are listed for 2 months past the posted date. So we could adjust these a bit to handle abandoned threads.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:46 PM on November 9, 2011


MetaFilter: phunniemee's butt.
posted by griphus at 2:47 PM on November 9, 2011


Totally not pooping right now.

I recently realized that--unlike my dog--I always manage to poop into the toilet. It might be the only thing I consistently get right. SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF, AT LAST!
posted by liketitanic at 2:48 PM on November 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


What about now, are you pooping now?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:49 PM on November 9, 2011


Yes.
posted by phunniemee at 2:53 PM on November 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


I really hope some prospective employer someday is googling you and finds that and is like WE CAN'T HIRE HER, SHE'S POOPING
posted by shakespeherian at 2:54 PM on November 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


A boardroom of old white dudes aghast at the fact that women poop.
posted by griphus at 2:56 PM on November 9, 2011


Also "a boardroom" should be the collective noun for rich old white dudes.
posted by griphus at 2:57 PM on November 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


Sadly, it is.
posted by shakespeherian at 3:02 PM on November 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: What about now, are you pooping now?
posted by hal_c_on at 3:09 PM on November 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


hey, whats the (victorian-era?) poem about some dude who sees his chick pooping or peeing, and he takes her off the pedestal for that.

or am i just making stuff up?
posted by hal_c_on at 3:11 PM on November 9, 2011


Don't make stuff up, that's shitty.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:13 PM on November 9, 2011


Sounds like Jonathan Swift's "The Lady's Dressing Room". Dude had issues.
posted by ZsigE at 3:39 PM on November 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was asked by another Chicagoan to email the mods to shut down an IRL post I made, because it was just sitting there. I did so, and was told that proposed IRL posts are never shut down. So, when did that change?
posted by tzikeh at 3:42 PM on November 9, 2011


When we talked via email in September I mentioned that Proposed meetups aren't deleted, but they are closed up. And I closed it up.
posted by pb (staff) at 3:47 PM on November 9, 2011


We don't poop, that would be revolting! We just have to powder our noses a lot.

We also don't fart, and if we do it smells of peach blossom.
posted by emilyw at 3:52 PM on November 9, 2011


Love is the fart of every heart
For when held in doth pain the host
And when let out pains others most

-Sir John Suckling
posted by phunniemee at 3:55 PM on November 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


My lady fair,
When passing air,
The air doth smell of bacon.

All other lasses,
Pass lesser gases;
All other men: forsaken!
posted by One-quarter Full of Awesome at 4:08 PM on November 9, 2011


Now that's the proper way to threadshit!

Also, props to pb for managing to stay on subject while all around him people are yelling POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP POOOOOOOOOP POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP POOOOOP.

With all those extra O's these poops look like Google results.
posted by Kattullus at 4:33 PM on November 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


Ah, thanks pb.
posted by tzikeh at 5:24 PM on November 9, 2011


Just a suggestion, but how about phunniemee change's her profile photo to a thumbs down (smile or not is up to her) for when she's not pooping. Keeping the existing photo for those time's she is seems logical. That might save Brandon Blatcher and others on the "Is she pooping?" watch some valuable time.
posted by Hey, Zeus! at 5:40 PM on November 9, 2011


phunniemee!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 6:01 PM on November 9, 2011


liketitanic: "Totally not pooping right now.

I always manage to poop into the toilet. It might be the only thing I consistently get right. SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF, AT LAST!
"

Metafilter: overachieving in baby steps.
posted by arcticseal at 8:06 PM on November 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


How about a "Not Happening" flag so that it can be brought to the mods' attention most painlessly?
posted by schmod at 9:15 PM on November 9, 2011


I'm not sure a flag is right because whose call is it to make? Someone reading the thread might decide that it's not happening, but a few others haven't decided that yet. Most of these seem to fade away without any involvement from anyone, including the OP. There's never a point where there's a decision made.

I changed the IRL "proposed meetups" list on the sidebar to show proposed events for one month instead of two. So one month is the longest time someone will see a proposed meetup in the sidebar.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:34 PM on November 9, 2011


How about a "Not Happening" flag so that it can be brought to the mods' attention most painlessly?

but could it be 'Not Poopening' just for lolbutts sake?
posted by mannequito at 10:14 PM on November 9, 2011


Can we take a moment to grumble that moving meetups to IRL from MeTa has basically killed the meetups here in LA?
posted by klangklangston at 12:04 AM on November 10, 2011


Be the change you want to see in the world, klang.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:34 AM on November 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I hadn't made the connection before, but meetup numbers have cratered in Iceland too, since meetups moved to IRL.
posted by Kattullus at 2:34 AM on November 10, 2011


When I say cratered, I mean that before the move you'd get 4-6 people, now it's more like 2-3.
posted by Kattullus at 3:21 AM on November 10, 2011


phunniemee!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 6:01 PM on November 9 [+] [!]


Oh shit! They're getting the band back together.

This thread is gross. But only because my upturned nose is outside of the toilet. Inside, we don't talk about it...well most of us, anyways.
posted by hal_c_on at 3:22 AM on November 10, 2011


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